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You can study English Language at Unitec

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

Do you need additional English skills in order to study at a postgraduate level? Study English and prepare yourself for your future studies and career.

Level
5
Credits
60 (0.5 EFTS)
Campus
Mt Albert
Start dates
February, July or September
Duration
Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.

Programme overview

This programme extends on your previous English language study. In this programme, you'll be able to understand and produce extended and complex academic texts on a wide range of topics. Your study is personalised, allowing you opportunities to choose your own topics and research your future field of study.  

Unitec employs the latest teaching practices, uses collaborative learning spaces, and provides a true campus and community experience, so you'll be prepared for success in a range of degree-level and postgraduate programmes, such as:

Part-time options are available for domestic students choosing this programme.

Is this the right level for me?

If you're not sure, feel free to take this free online test to help you determine what English programme to apply for. Alternatively, simply apply and we can move you into the right programme after you sit the placement test (if required). 

Where to from here?

Most students who successfully complete this programme can move into any Unitec programme that requires IELTS 6.5 (all undergraduate degrees and most post-graduate programmes).

Please note: International students who graduate will NOT be eligible for a post-study work visa upon completion of this programme.

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:
  1. To be 16 years old by the time the programme starts
  2. A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) or equivalent, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test. 

If you don’t meet these requirements, you may still apply under special or discretionary entrance.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses, please click on the course names below. Please note that our systems are updating with new course timetable information for 2021; please check back again soon.

Courses Credits Aim
Listening in Academic Contexts (EAPL5151) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course develops students’ understanding of complex, oral academic texts on a wide range of topics at CEFR high B2 level.
Speaking in Academic Contexts (EAPL5152) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course develops students’ ability to participate flexibly and effectively in extended spoken academic discourse on a wide range of topics at CEFR high B2 level
Reading in Academic Contexts (EAPL5153) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course develops students’ understanding extended, complex written academic texts on a wide range of topics of at CEFR high B2 level.
Writing in Academic Contexts (EAPL5154) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course develops students’ ability to write well-structured, sophisticated, extended academic texts on a wide range of topics.